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The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

The DAISY Award is an international recognition program started in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Pat’s family experienced first-hand the difference his nurses made in his care through clinical excellence and outstanding compassionate care. The family created The DAISY Award to express gratitude to nurses and to enable other patients, families, and staff to thank and honor their special nurses.

Please visit to learn more about Pat's story and how The DAISY Award recognizes Extraordinary Nurses.

Share your story with us.

To nominate an AVMC nurse and share your story of how a nurse made a difference in your care or that of someone you know, you may:

  • Online - Fill out the online form - simply type the healthcare facility name as "Antelope Valley Medical Center", enter the City and State to find our hospital's nomination form.
  • In the hospital - When in the hospital, fill out our nomination form and return to a charge nurse or unit manager. Nomination forms can be found at nursing stations.
  • Email - Fill out and scan the nomination form then email to the DAISY committee.

Thank you for taking the time to thank your nurse!

“This woman was on top of it. She was seriously relentless in coordinating and expediting tests, procedures and surgery.” - AVMC patient

“We could relax and take deep breaths when he interacted with my Dad or family members. He was calm, funny and encouraging. We thank him from the bottom of our hearts.” - patient family member